This is the data used for the estimation of the GVAR model as in "China's Emergence in the World Economy and Business Cycles in Latin America" (access the study in the related URL Section). The dataset includes quarterly data for twenty-five major advanced and emerging economies plus the euro area, covering more than 90 percent of world GDP. The variables included in the dataset are real GDP, CPI inflation, real equity prices, real exchange rates, short-term and long-term interest rates, and the price of oil. Updates of this dataset -together with the baseline GVAR code- can be found in the Related URL section below. Years covered: 1979 - 2009.